1997 State Farm Evert Cup – Singles

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1997 Newsweek Champions Cup
and the State Farm Evert Cup
1996 champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Champion   United States Lindsay Davenport
Runner-up   Romania Irina Spîrlea
Final score   6–2, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Steffi Graf was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Lindsay Davenport won in the final 6–2, 6–1 against Irina Spîrlea.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The top nine seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  2. Spain Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  3. Germany Anke Huber (Third Round)
  4. United States Lindsay Davenport (Champion)
  5. Croatia Iva Majoli (Third Round)
  6. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Final)
  7. n/a
  8. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Second Round)
  9. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Semifinals)
  1. Austria Barbara Paulus (Second Round)
  2. United States Kimberly Po (Third Round)
  3. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (Third Round)
  4. France Nathalie Tauziat (Quarterfinals)
  5. Romania Ruxandra Dragomir (Third Round)
  6. United States Chanda Rubin (Third Round)
  7. United States Lisa Raymond (Second Round)
  8. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 
1  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 3 3  
6  Romania Irina Spîrlea 4 6 6  
  6  Romania Irina Spîrlea 2 1  
  4  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 6  
4  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 6  
9  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 1 1    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
Q  Japan N Miyagi 3 4          Italy S Farina 4 2    
   Italy S Farina 6 6         1  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
   Austria B Schett 77 2 2          Sweden Å Carlsson 1 3    
   Sweden Å Carlsson 64 6 6        Sweden Å Carlsson 6 6  
LL  Italy F Lubiani 710 1 4     10  Austria B Paulus 4 4    
10  Austria B Paulus 68 6 6       1  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
16  United States L Raymond 77 6            France S Testud 6 2 2
Q  Germany J Kandarr 64 2       16  United States L Raymond 7 3 4  
   France A-G Sidot 77 5 2        France S Testud 5 6 6  
   France S Testud 65 7 6          France S Testud 6 6  
WC  Sweden K Triska 2 1            Argentina F Labat 2 2    
   Argentina F Labat 6 6          Argentina F Labat 1 7 7
    8  South Africa A Coetzer 6 5 5  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    3  Germany A Huber 3 6 6  
   Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 1 4        Russia A Kournikova 6 2 2  
   Russia A Kournikova 1 6 6       3  Germany A Huber 4 3    
   Czech Republic H Suková 6 5 6       13  France N Tauziat 6 6    
   Italy G Pizzichini 1 7 2        Czech Republic H Suková 2 2  
   Belgium S de Ville 1 0       13  France N Tauziat 6 6    
13  France N Tauziat 6 6         13  France N Tauziat 4 2  
12  Russia E Likhovtseva 77 4 7       6  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6  
   Slovakia K Studeníková 62 6 5     12  Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6    
WC  Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 7       WC  Belarus O Barabanschikova 2 2    
WC  United States A Stevenson 4 5         12  Russia E Likhovtseva 3 4  
Q  France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 6         6  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
   Austria K Kschwendt 2 2       Q  France A Dechaume-Balleret 77 67 2
    6  Romania I Spîrlea 63 79 6  
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    5  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    
   Japan M Endo 4 1          Belarus N Zvereva 4 4    
   Belarus N Zvereva 6 6         5  Croatia I Majoli 5 6 5  
   United States A Miller 2 4         Q  United States V Williams 7 3 7  
Q  United States V Williams 6 6       Q  United States V Williams 3 6 6
   Japan N Kijimuta 4 77 61     17  Japan A Sugiyama 6 3 2  
17  Japan A Sugiyama 6 62 77       Q  United States V Williams 4 7 61
14  Romania R Dragomir 6 7         4  United States L Davenport 6 5 77
Q  United States K Brandi 4 5       14  Romania R Dragomir 6 3 6  
   Argentina P Suárez 4 64          Russia E Makarova 3 6 2  
   Russia E Makarova 6 77         14  Romania R Dragomir 2 1  
Q  United States T Whitlinger-Jones 5 6 6       4  United States L Davenport 6 6    
   Netherlands K Boogert 7 4 3     Q  United States T Whitlinger-Jones 4 0  
    4  United States L Davenport 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    9  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
Q  Poland M Grzybowska 77 3 2        Latvia L Neiland 3 3    
   Latvia L Neiland 65 6 6       9  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
   Germany B Rittner 5 6 6       11  United States K Po 2 3    
   Thailand T Tanasugarn 7 0 2        Germany B Rittner 5 2  
   United States A Grossman 7 0 0     11  United States K Po 7 6    
11  United States K Po 5 6 6       9  United States M J Fernandez 6 6  
15  United States C Rubin 6 4 78       2  Spain C Martínez 4 4  
   United States A Frazier 3 6 66     15  United States C Rubin 7 2 7  
Q  Germany M Weingärtner 7 2 2        Japan N Sawamatsu 5 6 5  
   Japan N Sawamatsu 5 6 6       15  United States C Rubin 1 6 5
   Germany P Begerow 62 6 6       2  Spain C Martínez 6 1 7  
LL  Romania C Cristea 77 1 1        Germany P Begerow 4 2  
    2  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
 

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